Sister Carrie

Sister Carrie is a novel by Theodore Dreiser, first published in 1900. It tells the story of Carrie Meeber, a young woman from a small town in Wisconsin who moves to Chicago in search of a better life.

Carrie is a naive and impressionable young woman who is easily swayed by the people she meets. She is taken in by her sister Minnie and her husband, who give her a place to stay and a job in a shoe factory. Despite her hard work, Carrie is not content with her life and dreams of a better future.

When she meets Charles Drouet, a wealthy and charming salesman, she is immediately taken with him and begins a relationship with him. Drouet introduces her to the finer things in life, and she quickly becomes accustomed to a life of luxury.

Meanwhile, Carrie meets George Hurstwood, a married man who is the manager of a local saloon. Hurstwood is immediately taken with Carrie and begins to court her. Despite her initial reluctance, Carrie eventually falls in love with Hurstwood and the two begin an affair.

When Hurstwood's wife discovers the affair, she threatens to expose him and he is forced to flee to Canada. Carrie follows him and the two live together in Montreal. Despite their newfound freedom, Carrie is unhappy and longs for the life she had in Chicago.

Eventually, Carrie and Hurstwood return to Chicago and Hurstwood is arrested for embezzlement. Carrie is left alone and destitute, and she is forced to take a job as a chorus girl in a local theater. Despite her newfound success, Carrie is still unhappy and longs for a better life.

Sister Carrie is a classic novel that explores the themes of ambition, morality, and the pursuit of the American Dream. It is a timeless story of a young woman's struggle to find her place in the world and her search for true happiness.